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The Challenge... Week One

So I am all set to start my challenge today. I went grocery shopping a few days ago to add to what I already had in my cupboard to finish my week of meal planning. It is challenging to set a budget for yourself, but can be necessary depending on your income.

I got so excited for this challenge and did some of my shopping prior to my menu planning, I wouldn't recommend doing it this way as it can make things more difficult with menu planning.. Luckily my cupboards were stocked to compensate for my enthusiasm.

A few things I did/can do to keep the cost of food down is:

- Not going to the grocery store hungry - believe it or not you tend to buy more when you're hungry.

- Always go to the store with a plan/list, this way you will n